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Fiorentina 1-1 Crotone: Highlights

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A sopping wet pitch at the Franchi played into the hands of the visitors, but a determined Fiorentina salvaged a point.

ACF Fiorentina v FC Crotone - Serie A
This is how football is meant to be played, inn’t it?
Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

First half

Play was initially stopped in the 22nd minute due to the torrential rain, but referee Claudio Gavillucci restarted it. Take a look at how soaked it was.

2 minutes after the restart, Diego Falcinelli capitalized on a Ciprian Tatarusanu blunder to prod Crotone into the lead.

Second half

Fiorentina spent the entire second half swinging crosses into the box, as the pitch was too wet for them to play any other way. In the 84th minute, Davide Astori popped up on the back post to sweep home a corner and equalize.

Despite pressing furiously, the Viola couldn’t get another and settled for a point.